Caption: In 1961 the TV special “Astaire Time” won two Emmys: Outstanding Variety Program, and Outstanding Performance in a Variety Program by Fred Astaire. 13th Primetime Emmy Awards, May 16, 1961 (via Los Angeles Public Library).
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Top Hat (1935)
Fred Astaire by Ralph Crane, c. 1958
Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn on the set of “Funny Face”, 1957
Was Fred romantic? Well, there’s a contradiction. Because he didn’t bullshit you. He did not lay it on thick like some actors, who give you the eye and make you so embarrassed. He was a gentlemen. He behaved like a gentlemen. He was a fabulous partner. - Leslie Caron
1941: Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire, with his wife Phyllis Potter.
Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in a publicity still for the film Swing Time (1936)